National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics

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Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica
Type Public
Established 11 November 1971[1]
Director Leopoldo Altamirano Robles
Location Puebla,  Mexico
19°01′53″N 98°18′55″W / 19.031488°N 98.315348°W / 19.031488; -98.315348Coordinates: 19°01′53″N 98°18′55″W / 19.031488°N 98.315348°W / 19.031488; -98.315348
Colors Blue and White         
Affiliations CONACyT
Website www.inaoep.mx

The National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (in Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, INAOE) is a Mexican science research institute located in Tonantzintla, Puebla.

Founded by presidential decree on 11 November 1971, it has over 100 researchers in astrophysics, optics, electronics and computing science, with postgraduate programs in these areas. INAOE is one of 30 public research centers sponsored by the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACyT).

The Institute, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, developed the Large Millimeter Telescope / Gran Telescopio Milimétrico on the Puebla-Veracruz border.

The asteroid 14674 INAOE was named after this institute.

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  1. ^ "Historia" (in Spanish). Retrieved March 18, 2010.